Pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Transport Act, the following exemptions from certain regulatory provisions of the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations have been granted. Each exemption granted was deemed to be in the public interest and includes terms and conditions that are intended to maintain an equivalent level of motor carrier safety. The exemption is available to qualified motor carriers who operate in an industry sector and are not just members of the applicant association. The affected jurisdictions were consulted before the Minister of Transport granted these exemptions:
Applicant: Canadian Pacific Railway
The purpose of this exemption is to allow Canadian Pacific Railway and its maintenance of way workers who drive commercial vehicles as part of their duties to take larger periods of daily consecutive off-duty time as an alternative to meeting the mandatory off-duty time requirements of clause 27(b) of the Regulations.
Essential Freight Transportation Exemption
Exemption to allow an alternative to meeting the on-duty and driving time limits and off-duty time requirements established under the Exemption to allow an alternative to the on-duty time limit before having to take 24 hours off in cycle 2 under the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations.
The purpose of this exemption is to support efforts by extra-provincial truck undertakings and their drivers to transport essential supplies and equipment, in direct assistance to emergency relief efforts during the response to COVID-19.
Applicant: Fertilizer Canada
The purpose of this exemption is to allow motor carriers and their drivers engaged in the transportation of liquid and anhydrous ammonia fertilizer products to operate under a more flexible work/rest schedule as an alternative to operating under the 7-day or 14-day cycles.